Hastings and Bexhill shop staff caught selling alcohol to underage customers

The Argus: Hastings and Bexhill shop staff caught selling alcohol to underage customers Hastings and Bexhill shop staff caught selling alcohol to underage customers

Two shop assistants have been fined for selling alcohol to underage customers following a covert police operation.

Sussex Police tested four premises by sending in two volunteers, aged 15 and 16, to buy alcohol from stores in Hastings and Bexhill.

Staff in the Ideal Supermarket in Queens Road in Hastings, and Bexhill News in London Road in Bexhill, sold alcohol to the volunteers with shop assistants in each premises issued with a £90 fine.

Representatives of the offending premises will also be required to meet with the local Neighbourhood Policing Inspector and Licensing Officer to discuss a range of measures to tackle the problem.

 

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5:04pm Mon 9 Dec 13

PorkBoat says...

Easy money. Get some 15 year olds who are 6ft tall and look 21, get them to go around and try to buy booze and cigs, fine the shops.
Easy money. Get some 15 year olds who are 6ft tall and look 21, get them to go around and try to buy booze and cigs, fine the shops. PorkBoat

8:36pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Mr Baxter , London says...

Ciggie and Baccy firms need to hook thier customers early , or they will miss the boat!
Ciggie and Baccy firms need to hook thier customers early , or they will miss the boat! Mr Baxter , London

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